with Magento Open Source 2.0
Welcome to the Magento Open Source 2.0 User Guide, where you’ll find the most up-to-date documentation for the current release, written with merchants in mind.
The Contents page provides a different view of the same topics that are in the main menu. When you choose a topic, any additional topics in the section appear in a box to the right. You can use the breadcrumbA navigation aid that helps the user to keep track of their location within your store. trail to return to previous topics in the section.
An introduction to the resources that are available to you as a member of Magento’s ecosystem. You’ll learn about the installation process, and how to access your Magento account. Finally, we’ll take a walk through the main pages of your store, and explore key features along the customer’s journey.
This section introduces the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed., and covers basic configuration settings. In addition, you’ll learn best practices and concepts to help you get off to a good start.
This user guide is for an earlier version of Magento 2.x. For the latest version, see: .Magento Community Edition User Guide 2.1.
To help you get the most from the material, take a moment to become familiar with this guide. You’ll learn how the content is organized, explore the navigationThe primary group of web page links that a customer uses to navigate around the website; the navigation links to the most important categories or pages on an online store., and be introduced to a few tools and resources.
This guide has a responsive layoutThe visual and structural composition of a page. with three different display modes. When the window is resized, the format adjusts to the dimensions of a desktop, tablet, and smart phone. On a desktop, the full menu appears across the top of the page.
On a tablet or mobile device, the menu is hidden. Tap the Slide Out button in the header to display the menu. Then, tap it again to return to the current topic.
Click any standard screenshot to zoom in for a closer view. Then, click the image again to close the popup.
The main menu is organized into sections that cover every aspect of running your store. You can explore the topics through the menu, breadcrumb trail, and mini table of contents that appears to the right whenever there are additional topics on the subject. See the Contents page for a complete list of all topics in the guide. Click the Next link in the upper-right corner to page through the guide.
Use the Search box in the header to list topics that contain specific words. If there is a glossary definition of the search term, it appears at the top of the search results.
When you open a topic from the search results list, every instance of the search term is highlighted. For multiple words, each word appears in a different color. To restore the normal display, tap the Remove Highlights button.
To print the current topic, tap the Expand All button to include any content in drop-down sections. Then, tap the Print button.
For the best results, print from the PDF guide. To open a PDF, click the download link to the guide. To view the guide in Adobe Reader, click the Adobe icon in the upper-right corner. Then, click Open in Adobe Reader. If the “Plugin Blocked” message appears, click the message and select the Allow Plugins option.
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You’ll find the same great information in both the online (HTMLHyperText Markup Language: A standard for tagging and structuring text, images, videos, and other media on a web page.) and offline (PDF) user guides, so you can use the format you prefer. The first page of each section has a link to the PDF guide. Simply click the download link to open the PDF in your browser. You can also right-click the download link to save the file to your computer.
Updated: 20 Oct, 2016